|Plot Summary of Red Tide|
Morrow, Aug 2004, 23.95, 313 pp.
In Seattle, Frank Corso comes out of his reclusive writing lifestyle only for his former lover Meg Dougherty. She invited and he attended her photography exhibition. However, at the height of Meg's triumph, the police arrive to evacuate the building due to a toxic chemical spill.
Unable to ignore the journalistic tendencies that seem to make up much of his brain matter, Frank sneaks his way onto the investigation. He quickly learns of a terrorist strike using an Ebola strand that has killed several people inside a bus tunnel. The timing of these killers is impeccable as the city is about to host a symposium on chemical and biological weapons. However, the law uncovers Frank's hazmat suit masquerade making him the prime suspect and turning the case personal.
The fourth Corso tale is an exciting typically havoc that readers expect from the disgraced former reporter who can never resist the lure of an inquiry. The story line moves forward at an incredible pace as Corso, dodging the cops, believes that a greater statement is coming in which more than a busload of innocent passengers are killed. Fans of the series or anyone who appreciate a wild antiterrorist tale will want to ride alongside Corso, one of the better brooding champions.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Red Tide|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:
- preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Who's the terrorist enemy here?
- generic terrorists
- Pacific NW
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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